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Random Kingdom Events?

Stoat

Adventurer
I'm looking for tables of random events that might happen to a kingdom ruled by my PC's.

I dimly recall seeing something like what I want in the 1st Edition Oriental Adventures book.

Is there any other source for this type of thing y'all could suggest? Online resources in particular would be great.
 

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the Jester

Legend
I have a beat-up copy of the 1e OA...

YEARLY EVENTS
Roll 1d12 for what month the yearly event occurs in.

01-10 Ambassador
11-15 Assassination of a lord
16-30 Birth
31 Comet
32-40 Death of a lord
41-43 Earthquake, major
44-47 Famine
48-52 Fire, major
53-57 Flood
58 Incursion
59-68 Marriage
69 New religion
70-74 Plague
75-78 Political plot
79-85 Rebellion
86 Tsunami
87 Visitation
88 Volcano
89-00 War

MONTHLY EVENTS
After determining the type of yearly event, roll for each month on the appropriate following chart. Use the first chart during months of armed violence and its potential; the second during natural disasters and their aftermaths; and the third at other times. (OA has several pages of further detail on the exact length of each event, etc.)

Chart 1 (Politics through Violence)
01-05 Accident
06-10 Bandit activity
11-15 Birth
16-20 Death
21-25 Excessive taxes
26-27 Famous person
28 Fire, major
29-30 Haunting
31-33 Horrendous monster
34-41 Incursion, major
42-51 Incursion, minor
52-54 Injustice
55-60 Major battle
61 Notorious criminal
62-66 Recruiting
67-71 Troop movements
72-78 Uprising
79-80 Vengeful stranger
81-00 No event

Chart 2 (Natural Disaster Time)
01-05 Accident
06-15 Bad harvest
16-22 Bad weather
23-32 Bandit activity
33-37 Birth
38-44 Death
45-49 Earthquake, minor
50-54 Excessive taxes
55-60 Fire, minor
61-66 Flooding
67-69 Haunting
70-73 Horrendous monster
74-78 Injustice
79-82 Landslide
83-87 Maneater
88-92 Plague
93 Uprising
94 VIP visit
95-00 No event

Chart 3 (Everything's Fine, Thanks)
01-05 Accident
06-07 Bad harvest
08-10 Bad weather
11-15 Bandit activity
16-25 Birth
26-60 Death
31-35 Famous person
36-40 Fire, minor
41-43 Haunting
44-50 Injustice
51-55 Maiden of virtue
56-60 Maneater
61-68 Marriage
69-78 Notorious criminal
79-83 Vengeful stranger
84-92 VIP visit
93-00 No event

***

Obviously I'm not going to type a chapter of the book in for you, but hopefully this gives you a nice start. :)
 

Nemesis Destiny

Adventurer
I think I have a copy of this stashed away somewhere... I'd totally forgotten about this chart!

This is exactly the kind of thing that my dear wife and co-DM [MENTION=99057]Masaryk the Mad[/MENTION] absolutely loves for her games.

Thanks for the reminder!
 

the Jester

Legend
Those charts are my favorite part of OA1e these days; if I didn't live so far away from everyone else that it's impractical to game at my pad I would probably bust them out periodically even in my 4e game.
 

IanB

First Post
A few other sources:

The old BECMI-edition D&D Companion Set also has tables like this. I don't know if they were reprinted in the BECMI Rules Compendium or not.

I am also positive Birthright had something like this.

In in-print options, the 2nd part of the Kingmaker adventure path from Paizo had some rules for this sort of thing as well. 3.5/PF, but adaptable. Table is much less extensive than the OA one though.
 

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